lundi 4 avril 2011

OH Toronto's Hidden Treasures...

I scored this wonderful Chanel skirt and short combi at one of Toronto's vintage shops on Ossington Ave. This boutique was a Treasure chests. 

Jacket- Vintage (my grandmothers)
Silk Shirt- Chloe
Skirt/shorts- Chanel Vintage

IndianJones type Hat and this Issy Miyake Skirt were also other great finds. Just adored the tissue... Creates a great silhouette 
Skirt-Issy Miyake
Bag-Marc by Marc Jacobs

**Mixing old with new gives your look another spirit, not just the outside but the inside too...***

jeudi 31 mars 2011

A little Sneak peak ...Toe

A shoe that i have been working on. Not yet finished...

Marie Antoinette (Inspiration)

Gros Bisous

mardi 29 mars 2011

Semiotic Fashionista: A Day at David's ...

Semiotic Fashionista: A Day at David's ...: "Warm and welcoming front desk “So what would you like to have done today?” This has been the question for many hairdressers for generatio..."

A Day at David's ...

Warm and welcoming front desk

So what would you like to have done today?” This has been the question for many hairdressers for generations. From as early as the egyptian pharaohs, wearing braided wigs, to the ‘sex Kitten’ Bridget Bardot up-does, seen on many today. And There is nothing more relaxing and rejuvenating than then going to the hair salon.I find it rather difficult to find that special stylist that I can put my hair’s trust with. Nowadays, I constantly hear woman complaining that their dresser doesn’t understand what they envision, and never seems that they are up-to-date with styles. But, there is one place which has the power to end every woman’s search, this place tickled my fancy. This salon strives for perfection and professionalism. The well known and parisian’s favourite, ‘David Mallett’. Quiet, fashionable and charming parisian salon, located in central Paris.

Theres something magical about this seventeenth century loft like, where the elite walk in hourly from models to famous designers. David’s hot clientele like Eva Green, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Nicole Kidman and this is hard to compare to other salons out there. But it’s not just about his high clientele, but his technique and the way he leads his team in the salon. When i walk into this warm, friendly energy filled salon, I know i’m going to come out relaxed and feeling like new. I sit down ready and waiting for my transformation, by my favourite stylist Akim and colourist Remy. And as i’m waiting the rest of the team will make sure i’m comfortable with the utmost customer service, with a choice of drink and an occasional manicure. First, my hair falls into the hands of well known colourist Remy. I call him the ‘Painting Artist of Hair’. With his brush strokes that hit perfectly, watching him. His techniques reflects a great artist painting a masterpiece. In the end I come out looking fresh, natural, and a little sun-kissed, with my highlights. And I am happy. Next, Akim takes me into a wide open, bright lighted atelier, passing by the 7 feet tall stuffed ostriche, which makes me giggle each time. I sit and I can feel Akim’s creativeness stirring and collecting.
David and I
He cuts like a genius,  he cuts with precision and with a special technique, leaving each lock falling perfectly. I sit comfortably and calm with the sounds of the classical early french piano playing in the background. Akim gracefully moves around my head and picks up each hair with a gentile touch. But, most of the time it isn’t so silent, stories, gossip and laughs are exchanged. My tummy leaves their like I just attended a pilates class. After being blow dried with the no brushes, just using his hands, my hair acting as  his sculpture. Brushed off and situate myself, I make another appointment in advance time. Good bye kisses are exchanged. And on the way back home I cannot help but catch every glance in the reflections of mirrors and windows in the ‘rue’. I smile and say to myself ‘ I feel good.’  I believe every woman should experience what I do, its like going to the greatest spa without the high price and I wouldn’t change them for the World. Thank you David and his amazing team…

A Plus Tard..

lundi 28 mars 2011

Love is a Rose...

HandMade Roses made from Silk

A little sneak peak of a new project for an upcoming photoshoot I am styling in. Turning my old year 2000 wedges to a fresh new look. Nothing like feeling creative on a cold day...

Country Side Home in Canada

samedi 26 mars 2011


Japan has always been close to me and have made a huge impact on my inspirations of today, after living there for a lot of my teenage years. And having much respect for their love of silk and floral textiles. Especially now after the disasters that have devastated Japan and the world these past couple months.
During the Spring/Summer of 2011 collections i was happy to see designers getting in touch with  their asian side. Designers like Kenzo and Dries Van Nouten  achieved the spirit of a fresh take on asian invasion with their floral chiffon prints, kimono silhouettes, and ‘Geta’ wedges that were gracing the runways.

Kenzo Spring/Summer 2011

Dries Van Noten Spring/Summer 2011

But it has never left the fashion world in the first place, it just keeps coming back greater and better. So this spring help and promote Japan and the rest of Asia, represent your support for those countries in need. Go to your nearest vintage shop and find yourself a feel good, comfortable kimono, pair it with some killah designer wedges…

Help Support Japan…

jeudi 24 mars 2011

A Letter from Semiotic Fashionista...

A letter from Myself to all my viewers,

Yay! I just hit the 500 viewers mark here on BlogSpot. And just wanted to say thank you for those who tune in to each post. I am currently travelling to Toronto, Canada for holidays. Now turning a spin on my previous posts, switching from inspirations of the french culture to the canadian country outback. Stay onboard and don’t miss out…

Gros Biz...

Wearing in this Photo:
Shirt- Mango
Skirt- Prada
Bangles- Max Mara
Shoes- Chloe
Location- Paris, My Room